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  • 13 Jan 2010 9:33 AM | Anonymous
    Fantastique! Ma premiere soiree avec Alliance! Je me rejouis de rencontrer d'autres participants. A bientot!
  • 04 Jan 2010 9:41 AM | Deleted user
    Si la littérature française vous intéresse, venez joindre la  
    discussion du "Désert" de J.M.G. Le Clézio.  Notre première réunion  
    sera mercredi soir, le 27 janvier, à 19h30 (7 heures et demie du  
    soir).  Nous allons discuter les premières 72 pages de cette oeuvre.

    Pour plus d'information, pour vous inscrire, ou pour des directions  
    au lieu de la discussion, contactez Diane Stein - (419) 841-1315 - ou Kathy Attwood (419)  
    429-9314 -

    "Désert" est disponible à  En plus, Liliane Dockett a  
    deux exemplaires supplémentaires ($12.63 chacun).  Vous pouvez  
    contactez Liliane  à (734) 856-4638 ou à si vous  
    voulez acheter un de ces exemplaires.

    Questions?  Contactez-nous!

  • 03 Jan 2010 5:31 PM | Deleted user
    A few months ago I told Dave that I would mention a few food blogs that I do enjoy and here it is a few months later and before it becomes a few months later I have my list ready to go. Two of my favorites are and Petit Chef covers numerous cuisines and appears in your mailbox daily.
    Bea Petre is the writer of La Tartine Gourmande, an expat living in Boston. She writes about food for the Boston Globe. Her food photography will get your taste buds flowing.
    When you get a free moment check them both out.

  • 22 Dec 2009 7:38 PM | Anonymous
    Art history students at the University of Toledo selected pieces from the Toledo Museum of Art's collection depicting Paris and the work of Parisian artists.  It appears in the Hitchcock and Stevens Galleries now through March 14, 2010.  There is no charge for admission to the museum or to this exhibit.

    While visiting the Museum check out Storybook Stars,  an exhibit that features 120 enchanting illustrations from artists who have won major awards for their work in illustrationg children’s books.  The works are from the Mazza Collection of the University of Findlay.  Now through Jan. 31, 2010.

    Also on exhibit through February 7th is an exhibit of the works of prominent glass artist Dale Chihuly.  This exhibit presents his works from the Museum's collection.

    There is lots to enjoy at the Toledo Museum of Art, all for FREE!  What a great way to spend a winter afternoon!
  • 20 Dec 2009 4:01 PM | Deleted user

    "Wine tasting and cassoulet dinner

    Imagine sitting down at a table with six wine glasses arrayed in an arc before you. That was the situation when my husband Joe and I attended the cassoulet dinner and wine and cheese tasting at Maumee Wines. It was our job to identify first six white wines, then six red wines. We had to guess the grape and which three of six were French. We sat with Jerry and Karen and had a blast. The other three were better able to identify wines by grape or country, but everyone was having a good time. The cassoulet and the cheeses were delicious. We especially enjoyed the triple cream cheese. The conversation was also very entertaining. Before we sat down, we enjoyed a lively conversation with Sylvia in French. I knew Jerry from the advanced French class and Karen is in the beginner class. By the end, everyone seemed relaxed and friendly. We are looking forward to the Christmas dinner!      (Carolyn and Joe Kawecka)"

    This article is from our bimonthly newsletter Le Piaf; if you liked it and wish to know more about French culture, news, recipes, the language, etc., you can become a member and you will be able to read the newsletter entirely.

  • 10 Dec 2009 7:19 AM | Deleted user
    The tastefully decorated dining room at the Carranor Club had the huge fireplace as a centerpiece. Good food, good company and a warm fire made going out in the wintery blast well worthwhile. Congratulations to Dwight Osterud, Judy Reitzel and Tom Reed who organized the affair. Bravo!

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    Photos by Judith Reitzel
  • 09 Dec 2009 11:14 AM | Deleted user
    Brigitte found a few errors in the new cookbook - you may want to annotate your copy: (if you see any others, please add a comment to this posting.)

    Errata page

    p.46 Grape Leaves.
    missing 1 ½ tsp salt and ½ tsp pepper among ingredients. These should be added in the recipe along with cooked meats, onion, parsley, garlic, rice and egg.

    p.47 Feuilles de vignes farcies.
    Il manque 1 ½ cuillère à café de sel et ½  cuillère à café  de poivre parmis les ingrédients.
    Ajouter  le sel et poivre au mélange avec la viande, l'onion haché, le persil. l'ail, le riz et l'oeuf battu.

    p.70 Munster-Caraway Quiche.

    First line of instruction should be “ Preheat oven to 350 °F “ (not 3500F )

    p.82 Chocolate Chip Brioches.

    ingredients for Brioche Dough, the 4th ingredient is 1/4 cup sugar (word sugar is missing)

    p.76 Charlie's Mexicain Casserole/ Casserole mexicaine de Charlie.

    In the ingredients, should read:  1 (15 oz) can of tomato sauce (not  1 (4 oz))

    Dans les ingrédients mettre: 1 boîte de 425 gr de sauce tomate (non pas 112 gr)

  • 06 Dec 2009 3:28 PM | Deleted user
    Brigitte Odendahl and her big group of kids entertained a roomful of parents and friends Sunday, December 6, 2009. Bruce Hammond and Cherie Williams made more music while kids and adults raided the food tables. (Several ladies brought goodies based on recipes in the new AFT Cookbook.)

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  • 03 Dec 2009 9:04 PM | Anonymous
    French pianist Jean-Yves Thibaudet will play music by Brahms and Ravel on Saturday, December 12th.  The recital will be given in the Hill Auditorium in Ann Arbor at 8PM.  For tickets and more information visit 
  • 20 Nov 2009 5:24 PM | Deleted user
    Reservations are now open for the December 9 French Christmas Dinner. Make yours before December 6.

    Place The Carranor Club
    502 East Second Street
    Perrysburg, OH 43551

    Date Wednesday, December 9
    Time: 6:30 pm
    Cost $60, includes tax and gratuity

    Menu with accompanying wines:

    Foie gras
    Sole filet terrine
    Stuffed capon breast, with spinach soufflé  and potatoes Anna
    Assorted French cheeses
    Bûche de Noël
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The mission of the Alliance Française de Toledo is to foster cultural, intellectual, artistic and friendly exchanges between the French-speaking world and our local and regional communities.

We accomplish our mission by providing a center with classes and resources for the study of French language and culture and by organizing, promoting, and enjoying cultural, intellectual, and artistic celebrations and social events.
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